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first_imgFor the last 30 years, Nosey the elephant, who was taken from her family and her home in the wild as a baby, has been beaten with a bullhook, kept all alone in chains and in a dark and cramped trailer, and forced to perform tricks and give rides to tourists.Actor Carol Burnett shot a video for PETA highlighting Nosey’s plight, but before it could be released, the elephant was found neglected in Alabama without shelter, hay, or water. Lawrence County authorities seized her from notorious animal exhibitor Hugo Liebel, and she was transported to an accredited sanctuary in Tennessee, where we hope she’ll remain once the legal battle with her owner is resolved.Today, the Hollywood icon sent a letter to county commissioners:“I was so thrilled to hear from my friends at PETA that Nosey has been transported to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!“Nosey’s tragic story very recently compelled me to record a PSA for PETA urging for her retirement and encouraging kind people everywhere to act in her behalf to give her the chance of living a happy life in a sanctuary. She has been on the road nearly since her infancy. She has worked, day in and day out, carrying people on her back and performing difficult tricks under the threat of a bullhook. Her “home” on the road has been a dark, cramped trailer or the end of a chain. She deserves so much more — as do all other elephants.“I recorded this PSA mere weeks ago, when I didn’t think anyone in a position to help Nosey cared — so it warms my heart to see that Lawrence County does.“I hope Nosey is able to live permanently at The Elephant Sanctuary — where she can be with other elephants, unbridled by chains, and enjoy the simple pleasure of feeling the grass beneath her feet and the sun on her back — and that she may continue to roam its vast acreage for the remainder of her years. There’s a chance that Nosey’s story will have a happy ending — and who doesn’t love a happy ending?”PETA notes that Liebel’s history of animal neglect includes nearly 200 citations for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act, including for chaining Nosey so tightly that she could barely move and repeatedly denying her adequate veterinary care.last_img read more

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MILAN — Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari says profits last year rose 46 per cent, driven by a surge in V12 sales and vehicle personalization.Ferrari on Thursday reported 2018 net profit of 787 million euros ($904 million), up from 537 million euros the previous year. Shipments rose 10 per cent to 9,251 vehicles, while net revenues were flat at 3.4 billion euros.Ferrari set a forecast for 3-per cent revenue growth to over 3.5 billion euros. It did not provide a shipment forecast.Sales of 12-cylinder models surged 20 per cent, led by the 812 Superfast, while sales of 8-cylinder models rose 8 per cent. Sales rose across the globe, with double-digit increases posted in Europe and greater China.The carmaker said fourth-quarter profits rose 40 per cent to 191 million euros.The Associated Press read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US durable goods orders edged up slight 0.2 per cent in April with business investment down WASHINGTON – Orders for long-lasting factory goods edged up slightly in April. But a measure of tracks business investment spending fell for a second straight month.Durable goods orders increased 0.2 per cent last month after a 3.7 per cent decline in March, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Gains in volatile commercial aircraft orders and more demand for autos and parts drove the modest increase.So-called core capital goods orders, which are considered a proxy for business investment plans, fell 1.9 per cent in April after a 2.2 per cent decline in March. Demand for computers and electronics products and heavy machinery fell.Durable goods are items expected to last at least three years. Orders rose in April to $215.5 billion, up 52.5 per cent from their recession low hit in the spring of 2009. Orders are still 11.6 per cent below their peak in December 2007.The decline in core capital goods could suggest that second-quarter growth is off to a slow start. Still, orders tend to fluctuate sharply from month to month.Many economists approached Thursday’s report cautiously. They noted that the findings conflicted with two other reports that suggest factory activity and production grew last month.The Institute for Supply Management said factory activity grew in April at the fastest pace in 10 months. The group’s closely watched manufacturing index showed strength in new orders, production and hiring.And the Federal Reserve reported that U.S. factory output rose 0.6 per cent in April. Half of that increase reflected a big jump in production of motor vehicles and parts.Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, said that the weakness could be the result of lingering effect of the expiration of favourable business investment tax breaks at the end of last year.“This is disappointing, but given the volatility of the data and the strength of the ISM new orders in manufacturing, not disastrous,” Shepherdson said.Manufacturing has been a leading source of growth and jobs since the recession ended. Economists believe that trend will continue.For April, orders for transportation goods rose 2.1 per cent, led by a 7.2 per cent increase in demand for commercial aircraft. This volatile category had plunged 46.6 per cent in March.Orders for autos and auto parts rose 5.6 per cent, reflecting the continued strong demand automakers are seeing.Excluding transportation, durable goods orders fell 0.6 per cent following a 0.8 per cent drop in March.Orders for heavy machinery dropped 2.8 per cent, while demand for computers and other electronics products fell 0.6 per cent. by News Staff Posted May 24, 2012 12:42 pm MDT read more

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Trying not to poke the panda: how Harper came around on the Nexen deal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – On a Saturday afternoon last February, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sat on a bench in a Chinese zoo, his wife by his side.On her lap squirmed a baby panda, one paw stretched toward Harper.He regarded it warily.The prime minister wasn’t sure how he should approach the furry creature, especially given the cameras whirring to record his every move.The choices: make friends and shake its paw or smile nicely and do nothing at all. He opted for a compromise approach, reaching around to ruffle its fur.Fast forward six months to the China National Offshore Oil Co. or CNOOC making a $15.1-billion bid to buy Calgary oil company Nexen.It was a much bigger bear to contemplate but fallout from the decision would be similar: handle this squirming file well and a positive legacy could be assured. Or accidentally poke the Chinese bear in the eye, and never see it stretch out its hand again.It was on his trip to China in February that Harper signalled Canada’s willingness to do more business with the Chinese, especially in natural resources.About the same time, rumours had begun to emerge that CNOOC was going to make a play for Nexen.Negotiations began in earnest in May as Harper began to turn his thoughts to the influence foreign investment was having in the oilsands.At a June meeting, he was briefed by a quartet of academics and former civil servants on how to engage Asian economies.The four thinkers — Derek Burney, Len Edwards, Thomas d’Aquino and Fen Hampson — had just finished a major paper.Their message: Canada needed to take stock of its approach to make sure the government was furthering the national interest, because the trade and investment coming from Asia was a lot different than what we were accustomed to.“China and Brazil, for example, have become important new sources of foreign direct investment in Canada through entities that are subject to influence by the policies and objectives of their home governments., i.e. by non-market considerations,” the authors stated.Harper listened to their recommendations, sources say, and took careful notes.One month later, CNOOC formally launched the $15.1-billion, $27.50-per-share friendly deal.The very next day, their lobbying began.CNOOC hired Hill and Knowlton as advisers and the team methodically set about courting public opinion for the deal and figuring out exactly what they needed to do to win it.It began on Parliament Hill, with meetings with key bureaucrats in Foreign Affairs, Trade, Industry and the Privy Council Office.Lobbying efforts spread off the Hill as well as they set about wooing key players, like Alberta Premier Alison Redford, considered their first big “get.”The oil giant was mindful of the failure of Australian mining company BHP Billiton Ltd. to get the Saskatchewan government onside when it bid to take over Potash Corp.CNOOC was also active at the community level, signing on earlier this spring as a major sponsor of a homeless outreach event in Calgary this fall.It was in the grassroots where Harper’s political problem lay.Several members of his caucus — led by influential cabinet minister Jason Kenney — were opposed to the deal.Some voiced concerned about Canada doing business with a company owned by a state notorious for human-rights abuses.“I am strongly opposed to this deal, and I have raised my concerns directly with Cabinet as well as with the Prime Minister … due to China’s dismal record on human rights and freedoms, I take particular exception to allowing a state-owned company from China to purchase a Canadian company,” wrote Tory MP James Bezan in a letter to a constituent.Others opposed the deal ostensibly on the grounds of Conservative policy.“My view is that ours is a government that has a philosophical perspective to lessen government ownership when valid to do so, therefore it seems inconsistent to me that we would approve a deal with a buyer that is a state-owned company,” wrote London, Ont., MP Ed Holder in his weekly newsletter to constituents in October.The challenge for the prime minister was to find the sweet spot between not irritating his core supporters and not closing the door to China.In November, a familiar refrain began to be heard around official Ottawa whenever talk turned to the deal, a decision which by then had been extended.“We’re open for business, but not for sale,” became the talking point du jour as it seemed the political tide was turning.Kenney was asked at the start of December whether his thoughts had changed.He hinted that Harper had found that sweet spot.“Our prime minister has consistently articulated a balanced approach to our relationship with China, that emphasizes our commercial interests but also our values in a way that the previous policy was unbalanced, having I think largely neglected the values dimension of the relationship,” Kenney said.“So I think our prime minister has been very successful in striking a balance that the Canadians are looking for.”On Friday, Harper announced the government was approving the CNOOC deal as well as one by Malaysian firm Petronas for Calgary-based Progress Energy.But Canada also effectively closed the door on any future state-owned enterprise involvement in the oilsands.Much like his encounter with the baby panda, it was a compromise approach: I’ll shake your hand this time, but not again.Harper acknowledged the balancing act he had to play, and that not everyone was going to be onside with the choice.“Some believe you are either for foreign investment under all circumstances or that you must be against foreign investment in any circumstance,” he said Friday.“Practical government rarely permits such simplicity.” by Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 7, 2012 7:11 pm MDT read more

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by News Staff Posted Dec 17, 2013 7:53 am MDT Two-day meeting on U.S. economic policy expected to begin, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. Video: Business report for Mike Eppel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email business report|mike eppel|U.S. economic policy

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects, even as their overall sales outlook remains favourable.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index slipped this month to 53, down two points from 55 in February. It’s the third monthly decline in a row for the index.Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor.Builders’ view of current sales conditions and traffic by prospective buyers declined. Their outlook for sales over the next six months held steady.The latest reading is consistent with the NAHB’s forecast for the U.S. housing market to continue to improve at a gradual pace this year. FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, construction worker David Rager, 53, frames a window in the upper floor of a two-story custom home being built in Orlando, Fla. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its monthly index of builder sentiment on Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US homebuilder sentiment slips for the third month in a row, but overall outlook is positive by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Mar 16, 2015 8:03 am MDT read more

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In a briefing to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, which handles social and humanitarian affairs as well as human rights issues, she praised recent progress but urged stakeholders to remember that much remains to be done.“The international community has a responsibility to continue to encourage the changes needed to ensure that everyone in Myanmar can access their fundamental human rights – regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status or location,” Ms. Lee said.Civilians and children continue to suffer amid the escalating conflict in Shan, Kachin and Kayin states, and humanitarian access to these locations is more difficult than it has been in recent years. Meanwhile, in Rakhine state, the continued discrimination against the Rohingya and other Muslim communities has affected peoples’ fundamental rights. She pressed for the removal of all discriminatory orders, policies, and practices, she noted.The expert expressed alarm over other developments in Rakhine state, including the murder of nine police officers on 9 October. The resulting security operations led to multiple allegations of serious human rights violations, including torture and ill-treatment during interrogations, summary executions, arbitrary arrest and the destruction of mosques and houses in Muslim villages. Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Some 3,000 people from the Rakhine community and up to 12,000 Muslims have fled their homes.“I am also extremely concerned that humanitarian programmes providing health, food, education, and nutrition assistance have been suspended and access by humanitarian and other groups has not be granted,” Ms. Lee remarked.She welcomed the release of 200 prisoners by the new government, but expressed concern for the remaining 200 still in detention. Both Ms. Lee and her predecessors have advocated for legal reform, but many people continue to be arrested under outdated laws, even under the new Government.She also pointed to Myanmar’s constitution, for which 25 per cent of seats in Parliament and three key ministerial posts are reserved for the military: “Until there is constitutional reform, there is still much to be done for Myanmar to evolve from having a military government to a civilian one,” she said.“Peace will be a pre-requisite for the long-term progress of Myanmar,” she added, referring to the talks between the Government and armed groups at the Panglong Conference which was held in August of this year. “Unfortunately, on the ground, peace still feels remote and communities still fear attacks, abductions, and abuses.”Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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first_imgThe next stage of marine survey work by Marine Minerals Ltd has just commenced – the Cornish company investigating opportunities for the recovery of waste tin from the seabed on the Cornwall coast. This next step in the project is to undertake further preliminary marine survey work along the coast between St Ives and Perranporth, where deposits of waste tin are located in the seabed sand.  This is limited research work licensed by the government’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and is being carried out by the specialist 24m survey vessel MV Flatholm, which is operated by Falmouth based hydrographic survey company Coastline Surveys Ltd.Marine Minerals says this new survey will be investigating a range of topics, including assessing more precisely the location and quality of the tin and other mineral deposits, in the sandy seabed; clarifying the underlying geology; and getting samples for use by marine scientists and geologists to better inform the company of the make-up of the seabed. The work is being carried out over a period of two weeks.Talking about the project, John Sewell, Commercial Manager for Marine Minerals says: “Our starting point with the tin recovery project is that there are tens of millions of pounds worth of Cornish tin, already mined over the last few centuries and washed out to sea, sitting in sand off the North Cornish coast between St Ives and Perranporth. The value in that tin could be of great benefit to the Cornish economy: the challenge is, can the tin be recovered in a way that is environmentally and socially, as well as commercially viable?  We obviously believe that the answer is yes, which is why we are pursuing the project. We are acutely aware of a number of sensitive issues that need to be considered, which is why we have invited Surfers Against Sewage to join us during the marine survey work so they can see first hand the studies we are undertaking. We are committed to high levels of environmental performance and have completely rejected the use of traditional dredging methods to bring up the tin-bearing sand.”The methods the company is investigating – sifting and filtering the sand at sea and returning around 95% of it immediately back into the seabed excavation that it came from – will be far more precise and economic than dredging, it believes. Marine Minerals says its research so far suggests that when compared to natural forces such as tides, currents and storm waves, this method of working will have insignificant effects on the seabed and the local ecology. The company is carefully investigating many issues in detail via a year-long environmental study. Findings will be made public and form part of the company’s application to the MMO for a full operating licence. These plans will themselves be subject to formal, statutory public consultation, managed by the MMO, which it is anticipated will take place in 2014.last_img read more

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← Previous Story Michael Biegler to overtake job in Leipzig in summer 2016? Next Story → ŽRK Budućnost with two newcomers in battle for Budapest Polish vice-champions Orlen Wisla Plock and Spanish coach Manolo Cadenas will go in separate ways after the end of current contract next summer! The “Oilers” president Arthur Zielinski announced that in statement for the official club’s website:– I have great respect for what Manolo Cadenas did for our club in the last two years. Mainly thanks to this work our team has strengthened its position internationaly, and today we are one of sixteen best teams in Europe  – said Zielinski and added: – However, I found that the formula of our cooperation requires some adjustments in response to the position of our team now. Unfortunately, Manolo Cadenas not agreed to the proposed changes, and therefore had to decide not to renew expiring in June 2016 year of the contract.Arthur Zielinski also announced that it has started talks with potential successors to the Spanish coach. Arthur ZielenskiManolo CadenasOrlen Wisla Plock read more

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first_img…based on the facts of what was broadcast, and having regard for broadcasting compliance issues, the seriousness of the legal complaints, and the decision by the complainants not to accept RTÉ’s proposed remedies, we decided that a settlement was the most prudent course of action. “Senior counsel was consulted and confirmed that the legal position was far from clear.”Killane, who noted that he had been approached by a number of RTÉ employees querying the settlement decision, also said that the organisation should not “knowingly progress to defend an action when it is advised, internally and externally, that such a defence is unlikely to succeed before a jury”.He promised staff that RTÉ will continue to cover the topic, citing last week’s Late Debate, coverage of the LGBT rights protest in Dublin on Sunday and items on Today with Seán O’Rourke and the Saturday Night Show.Meanwhile, the man at the centre of the controversy, Rory O’Neill (aka Panti), continues to garner global attention.A video of his 10-minute Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre last weekend has been viewed by more than 216,000 people and has been shared online by Stephen Fry, Graham Norton, Dara Ó Briain and Rupaul, as well as getting coverage on international sites including Gawker, the Huffington Post and MSNBC.It was also showed, in full, by TV3 last night during Tonight with Vincent Browne.Read: Stephen Fry joins Panti’s supporters by tweeting video to 6.5 million followersMore: David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliamentsWatch: 100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days THE HEAD OF television at RTÉ sent a memo to staff yesterday evening, explaining why the broadcaster paid out an €85,000 settlement following the receipt of six legal complaints about an interview on the Saturday Night Show last month.Glen Killane, managing director of TV, assured staff that RTÉ “explored every options available to it” before settling the matter with John Waters and members of the Iona Institute who had initiated a legal process.He also told RTÉ employees that the broadcaster has not “engaged in censorship, but has rather fallen foul of Ireland’s defamation laws”.Legal advice was sought and the other options explored, he said, included a right of reply and an offer to make a donation to a “neutral charity”.He told staff that the complainants did not accept the proposed remedies. In an email, dated 4 February and seen by TheJournal.ie, he wrote:last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s very, very clear to companies like Nintendo that the threat isn’t from their competitors in the console arena, but in companies like Apple. Consider this quote from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who told attendees of the Game Developers Conference that “The value of games does not matter to them.” That’s a shot right at Apple, the App Store and developers of casual games like Rovio, creators of Angry Birds.Well, now Rovio’s speaking up. Pester Vesterbacka, CEO of Rovio, has loudly fired a shot against Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony at this week’s South by Southwest conference: the console industry is “dying” and it’s all because of the rise of smaller games like Angry Birds.He went further than that, though. He also said that larger developers with larger budgets aren’t capable of being as nimble or innovative as smaller developers like Rovio.Okay, let’s hold on a second here before we get too far into stone flinging. In one sense, Vesterbacka is right: Nintendo is very definitely under assault from the likes of Apple, particularly in the handheld market. However, when it comes to the living room, Apple has yet to make even an indirect assault on Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft’s market.What it all comes down to is that most people don’t really care about games except as an idle pursuit, and so would rather spend a couple bucks to play a simple game like Angry Birds on their existing phone than spend $300 to play a more expensive and involved game on a console. However, those gamers exist, and developers will be able to make business catering to them.It’s not an either-or proposition. Consoles aren’t dying, but as casual games on smartphones become more prevalent, they will become more focused on games as a storytelling medium than as a mere diversion. That’s a good thing, but it doesn’t mean that Apple or Rovio has “won” or that console games are dying.Read more at PC Worldlast_img read more

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first_img CAIRO — As the death toll soared past 600 on Thursday, weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied dead in a Cairo mosque near the flattened epicenter of Islamist support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi.Violence also spread, with government buildings set afire near the Pyramids, policemen gunned down and scores of Christian churches attacked.As turmoil engulfed the country, the Interior Ministry authorized the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions after Islamists torched government buildings, churches, police stations and cut main roads in retaliation for the crackdown on their encampments.The Muslim Brotherhood, meanwhile, tried to regroup after the encampments were razed Wednesday and many leaders arrested, calling for a mass rally on Friday in a challenge to the government’s declaration of a monthlong nationwide state of emergency and a dawn-to-dusk curfew.At least 638 people were confirmed killed and nearly 4,000 wounded in violence sparked when riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers smashed the two sit-ins in Cairo where Morsi’s mainly Islamist supporters had been camped out for six weeks calling for his reinstatement. It was the deadliest day by far since the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak and plunged the country into more than two years of instability.The Health Ministry said in a statement that 288 of those killed were in the largest protest camp in Cairo’s Nasr City district, while 90 others were slain in a smaller encampment at al-Nahda Square, near Cairo University. Others died in clashes that broke out between Morsi’s supporters and security forces elsewhere in the Egyptian capital and other cities. Egyptian civilians try to save official documents as firefighters battle flames at the Giza governorate buildings that were stormed and torched by angry supporters of Egypt’s ousted president in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.last_img read more

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first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Nanotechnology More information: Jianling Meng, et al. “Nanographene charge trapping memory with a large memory window.” Nanotechnology. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/45/455704 © 2015 Phys.org Graphene quantum dot flash memories look promising for data storage Citation: Nanographene charge trapping memory could further miniaturize flash (2015, November 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-nanographene-memory-miniaturize.htmlcenter_img (Phys.org)—Flash memory—the data storage method often used in phones, computers, and other devices—is continually being miniaturized in order to improve device performance. In an attempt to reduce the short-circuiting that often occurs as memory cells become smaller and more closely packed, researchers have been investigating graphene-based charge trapping memory as an alternative to the traditional floating gate memory. Now in a new paper, researchers have developed a nanographene-based charge trapping memory that exhibits some of the best performance statistics for any such device reported to date. The researchers, led by Dongxia Shi and Guangyu Zhang at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (Zhang is also with the Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter in Beijing), have published a paper on the new memory device in a recent issue of Nanotechnology.”As we all know, we are in an era of information explosion,” Jianling Meng, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and first author of the paper, told Phys.org. “To improve data storage, it is necessary to decrease the footprint of a single node in order to achieve a high density of data storage. Thus, it is a research hot point to keep shrinking flash memories. The biggest advantage for phones and computers having smaller flash memories is a larger storage capacity. Also, smaller flash memories can improve the program/erase speed of the data.”In general, shrinking the conventional floating gate memory cell is problematic because it causes short circuits. This happens because the floating gates where the electrons are stored are conductors, and so electrons can easily flow between them when the tiny cells are too close together. An advantage of charge trapping memory is that the charge trapping layer where the electrons are stored is an insulator, so shrinking these cells does not cause short circuits nearly to the extent that it does in floating gate memory cells.In a charge trapping memory, electrons and other charge carriers are stored (or “trapped”) in tiny defects in the graphene, which the researchers call “nanographene islands.” The more nanographene islands, the more charge that can be stored, resulting in a higher memory capacity. In the new study, the researchers developed a method for fabricating nanographene with a density estimated at more than a trillion (1012) nanographene islands per square centimeter. Their strategy uses a technique called plasma etching to create large numbers of defects as well as extended defects along the edges of the main defects. The large number of charge trapping sites provided by the defects enabled the researchers to fabricate a memory device with a very competitive memory performance. One measure of large capacitance is a large memory window, which indicates that a large number of charge carriers have been trapped. Tests here revealed that the new memory has the largest ever memory window (9 volts) reported to date for a graphene-based charge trapping memory. In addition, this large memory window was maintained even after 1,000 program/erase cycles. Overall, the researchers hope that this high-density memory will provide a path toward shrinking flash memory to even smaller scales.”Our future research plan in this area is to realize a footprint as small as the tip of an atomic force microscope,” Meng said. Explore further (Left) Atomic force microscope image of the nanographene film with a high density of nanographene islands, which provide more charge-trapping sites to increase store capacity. (Right) Structure of the nanographene-based charge trapping memory. Credit: Meng, et al. ©2015 IOP Publishinglast_img read more

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first_img Thursday, October 12, 2017 Share [People] TravelBrands’ Tanious will now overlook Exotik and Boomerang brands MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands has announced that Vice President Nathalie Tanious will now be overlooking its specialty brands, which include Exotik Tours and Boomerang Tours.Tanious currently manages TravelBrands’ FIT, Sunquest and cruise division, and according to an official statement, she has made “tremendous strides for our company.”For any inquiries regarding the brands, she can be reached at Nathalie.Tanious@travelbrands.com or by calling (514) 905-3699. Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Boomerang Tours, Exotik Tours, People << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgIn a move to support Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) with revamping of Terminal 1, IndiGo has shifted its partial operations to Terminal 2 starting March 25, 2018. All IndiGo flights numbered from 6E 2000 to 6E 2999 are now departing from and arriving at Terminal 2, in Delhi.During this transition phase, IndiGo has taken series of measures to ensure passengers are informed at every stage while flying with 6E. A shuttle service is being provided by the airport authorities every 10 minutes from ground level located near Medanta Clinic. Passengers can alternatively explore local transportation including cab, auto/ bus service available in and around the airport area.In case an IndiGo passenger misses the flight due to the change in the terminal, IndiGo will rebook the flight at no extra charge. Passenger’s flight is arriving into one terminal and departing from another, he/she can avail of the shuttle service provided by the authorities. Passengers are required to collect their baggage and check-in again at the transit station.Commenting on the development, Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo said, “IndiGo has moved about a third of its flights out of Delhi to Terminal T2 from March 25. This is to aid the promised expansion of the airport facilities in Delhi. The flights that are being moved will have a four digit flight number starting with the number 2. DIAL has committed to constant shuttle buses between T1 and T2 for connecting passengers. To keep it hassle-free, IndiGo will be through checking in the bags of connecting passengers to the final destination.”last_img read more

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first_imgNearly 500K Homeowners May Be Affected by Faulty Servicing Records Share As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) puts a more focused eye on mortgage servicing transfers, one document processing firm says faulty servicer database records could impact hundreds of thousands of homeowners across the country.In an in-house study, Florida-based Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC) found that out of nearly 2.3 million servicing database records that had been verified against the collateral file, more than 24,000 had significant discrepancies. Extrapolating that data to the 49 million outstanding residential mortgages in the United States, NTC says as many as 490,000 homeowners could have major discrepancies in their records.NTC says it has already taken steps to remedy the problem with its forensic audit and remediation services, wherein clients receive a copy of both the data fields and an imaged copy of the original file, which are compared to each other and reviewed for discrepancies. These steps are taken to ensure database and file accuracy through pre-transfer audits and post-closing quality control checks.The company’s report comes months after CFPB released a compliance bulletin notifying servicers that—among other things—both the buyer and seller in a mortgage servicing rights transaction bear the responsibility of ensuring the integrity of data and documents for all loans involved in the transfer.Given the findings of NTC’s study, a lot of inaccurate information is currently being transferred between servicers, putting many at risk of noncompliance—making it all the more important to find a reliable quality control mechanism, says company COO Michael O’Connell.”These database inaccuracies might have represented ‘acceptable risk’ in times past—but in today’s compliance-oriented landscape, such a high number of errors could bring increased scrutiny and penalties from CFPB regulators, not to mention putting a cloud on title and cause trouble for homeowners,” O’Connell said. in Headlines, News, Servicingcenter_img October 20, 2014 529 Views Company News Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Nationwide Title Clearing 2014-10-20 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stray Cats, “40” (Surfdog/BMG)After 26 years, the Stray Cats are back with a new album. And the seasoned felines are in mostly fine form.The boys who brought rockabilly back into the mainstream in the 1980s haven’t lost a spare snare. The simple, elegant rhythm section of drummer Slim Jim Phantom and bassist Lee Rocker remains, providing a solid foundation for guitarist-singer Brian Setzer. Setzer’s guitar still shimmies and sways and the voice is still there — though understandably a little huskier as time marches on.No doubt, they’ve got the throwback sound down on “40,” named to celebrate their anniversary. Fans looking for a good time will find it, including on the lead-off “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me).” Like the Cats classic “Rock This Town,” there’s dancing, drinking and fighting. Well, this time it’s mostly fighting — two women tussling over the affections of the narrator, the aforementioned “dog like me.” The music rocks so joyously, you can deal with the tomcat-foolery.Another highlight, “Cry Danger,” offers a tight musical groove and inverts the Beatles’ “Day Tripper” riff. Coupled with a boppin’ bass and tambourine shake, you’ve got an original that’s a worthy callback to the 1965 hit by another rockabilly-besotted band.So, if “40” rocks ‘n’ rolls, then what’s lacking? Something that Setzer and Co. have also done so well: craft enduring, memorable melodies. Go back and listen to “Stray Cat Strut,” which, for all its goofiness (meee-ow!), contains one of the best bridges in all of pop music. There’s also “I Won’t Stand In Your Way,” a gem in both its full band and a cappella versions.One new song delivers the melodic goods: “Desperado” shines with soaring, aching musical lines from Setzer. Yet those come from his guitar, not voice, in this instrumental. That’s no knock against it, but you can almost hear him singing with his guitar and wonder what it would have been like with words.Bottom line? The Stray Cats can slink down the alley any way they choose. And this collection shows they’ve still got some life (lives?) left. Still, it feels like a bit of a missed melodic opportunity when you know what else this trio can do._____Follow Jeff Karoub on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffkaroubJeff Karoub, The Associated Press by Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press Posted May 22, 2019 1:04 pm PDT This cover image released by Surfdog Records shows “40,” the latest release by Stray Cats. (Surfdog Records via AP) The Stray Cats in mostly fine form on 1st album in 26 yearslast_img read more

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